L7 played their first of two NYC reunion shows at Irving Plaza (pics, videos, setlist)
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Some of it is like putting on an old shoe, but I think for me there's an awareness that a lot of these songs mean a lot to these people. They're life anthems. People of course like many bands in their youth, but they've always got a handful that they're really apeshit over. I know that for some of these people we're one of those bands, and so I think we're treating the songs with more respect than we ever did. I think as time went on with the band we started getting really flippant about our material, and we would have a lot of hijinks going on during our songs. Now I just think we all feel a commitment to really deliver these songs because they mean a lot to people, and that in turn means that it means a lot to us. It's like we're both participating - the audience and us - in this moment of twenty years ago that is still somehow relevant today, and we're very grateful for that. [L7's Donita Sparks]
L7 are currently on a reunion tour that we recently caught at Riot Fest Denver, and we did again at Irving Plaza last night (9/8), their first of two NYC shows. Like in Denver, they packed the set with old favorites -- "Shitlist," "Slide," "Shove," "Pretend We're Dead" and more -- and they sounded great. We've got pictures, videos and their setlist from the show.
More pictures from last night, including openers Les San Culottes, below...
Les San Culottes
Fuel My Fire
(Right On) Thru
One More Thing
American Society (Eddie & The Subtitles cover)
Pretend We're Dead
Fast and Frightening